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Could the Fire Phone spell smartphone success for Amazon?

Amazon's fingers are in a lot of pies nowadays - while the company made its name as an online retailer, it's now one of the leading manufacturers of e-readers and has even made its own TV box and games console. But its latest move may be one of the company's most difficult to date; the

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Average smartphone selling price drops while market remains strong

Smartphones are among the most successful products of all time, cutting across all segments of society and almost every country. Despite the fact that market saturation has been reached in many nations, major firms are still managing to achieve impressive growth. Statistics from the International Data Corporation (IDC) found that the average selling price of

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Poll finds battery life most important factor for smartphone buyers

What are the most important factors when choosing a new smartphone? Manufacturers often highlight aesthetic appeal, high-definition displays, powerful cameras and fast processing speeds when advertising their smartphones, but a survey has found that these are not what people are really interested in. According to an online poll of 1,000 Brits conducted by research firm

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How to reduce your data consumption on Android

If you or your family members don't have unlimited data, you may find yourself running out of GBs regularly and possibly incurring hefty data charge bills. But you can reduce the data consumption of your smartphone with little effort. Many Android apps continually use data, even when your screen is locked and the phone is

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Poll shows amazing brand loyalty of Apple customers

The loyalty of Apple's customers is famous, with their enthusiasm for the brand seemingly endless. Apple has long been known for its innovation and the incredible, market-leading quality of its products, and this has seen iPhones remain the UK's most sought-after smartphones for years. It's not surprising, then, to learn that a recent survey found

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Online games developers given until April to comply with in-game purchase regulations

When parents hand their smartphone or tablet to their children nowadays, they might end up receiving a massive bill for in-app purchases when they receive the device back. But expensive in-app purchases aren't always down to troublesome youngsters - adults can also find their bank accounts depleting in the midst of a Candy Crush addiction.

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Details about HTC’s up-and-coming smartphones released

Smartphone manufacturer HTC recently announced that it was going to expand its product portfolio to include both mid-tier and top-tier smartphones after suffering from financial difficulties in recent years. With the smartphone market proving so challenging, and with HTC struggling to retain its foothold in the sector in the face of fierce competition, interest in

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Struggling HTC to increase focus on mid-tier smartphones

Despite the success of its flagship HTC One smartphone, Taiwanese smartphone giant HTC has experienced some financial difficulties recently. In the last two years, its market value has declined by nearly three quarters, and it narrowly avoided posting its second successive quarterly loss in the fourth quarter of 2013 by selling off its stake in

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Worldwide smartphone users to total 1.75bn in 2014

The number of global smartphone users is to hit 1.75 billion this year, after breaking through the 1 billion mark in 2012. This is according to a report by market research firm eMarketer, which also predicted that a total of 4.55 billion people worldwide will use a mobile phone this year. In 2013, 61.1% of

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Are smartphones making other gadgets obsolete?

Smartphones could soon make stand-alone alarm clocks obsolete, a study has claimed. The research, conducted by PIXmania.com, said alarm clocks are the most endangered device currently on the market. PIXmania.com's study also highlighted a number of other gadgets that could soon be redundant. Satellite navigation systems, flip-camera camcorders and watches could also be replaced by

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